Breaking new ground at Prologis RFI DIRFT

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this facility is designed to be extended beyond 535,000 sq. ft should an occupier require a larger building

Phil Oakley, Prologis UK

Prologis, the global leader in logistics and industrial real estate, today marked the start of construction of a new 535,000 square foot industrial logistics building on Prologis RFI DIRFT (its flagship rail-served logistics park in Rugby) with a ground-breaking ceremony.
This latest building, which will be ready for occupation in October 2019, is being constructed by Volker Fitzpatrick, and will provide exceptional flexibility through its height, ability to be extended and intermodal connectivity, as Phil Oakley, Market Officer at Prologis UK, explains:
“We know that our customers take a long-term view when selecting something as important as a National Distribution Centre. For this reason, this building will have a clear internal height of 21m to maximise cubic capacity and enable ‘vertical expansion’, if required, during the lease term. Additionally, this facility is designed to be extended beyond 535,000 sq. ft should an occupier require a larger building.

CGI image of the under construction DC535 at Prologis RFI DIRFT

“Certainty of delivery is also key for our customers and this building will be ready in October 2019 with early access available to enable customer fit out. The roads and utilities servicing the plot are already installed - including power. This is an important consideration for our customers as power supply is crucial in the drive towards automation.”

Already home to brands including Royal Mail, Eddie Stobart, Sainsburys and Arcadia, 95% of the British population can be reached within a 4.5-hour drive of DIRFT with Central London being less than 2 hours away. Complementing the motorway connections, DIRFT gives access to the UK’s primary rail freight route – the West Coast Mainline. Linking the UK’s main ports with the Midlands and the North. A direct route to the Channel Tunnel extends the network to France and the rest of Mainland Europe.

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